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  1. Experience
    yes apply! I have similar background stats and applied with 2 years of ICU experience & got in. Feel free to e-mail me srnablogger@gmail.com if you have any more questions. good luck!
    Mar 8, '12
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  2. Any CRNA students get in without ICU experience?
    In my experience, I have not heard of anyone who has been accepted to CRNA school with NO ICU experience. I know some programs may consider PACU and/or ER as critical-care experience, depending on...
    Nov 29, '11
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  3. What are my chances of getting into CRNA school if...
    As the previous post stated, yes it is possible to apply to CRNA school with your BSN degree from online (as long as the school is accredited etc). I know of a CRNA who got her ADN, worked full-time...
    Nov 29, '11
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  4. SRNA Loans for 2011
    Hi, I started my CRNA program this past September 2011 and am currently using loans to pay for my tuition and cost of living. You are right that the Stafford Loan will cover $20,500 per year. If you...
    Nov 28, '11
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  5. Paying for CRNA school?
    I just started CRNA school in September and I am using student loans to pay for my tuition, cost of living, etc for the next 2-3 years. Depending on what program you attend, you may be able to work...
    Oct 8, '11
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  6. Anyone know of decent private loan options?
    My credit was checked when I applied for the GradPLUS loan, it also gets checked if you apply for a private loan. I'm not sure if a GradPLUS loan is easier to get vs a private loan, I'd have to...
    Aug 19, '11
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  7. Quickest Route Possible
    After my BSN I was able to get hired straight into the ICU as a new grad. I initially wanted to apply after 1 year ICU experience, but I knew it's very competitive to get accepted. So I took another...
    Aug 19, '11
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  8. Anyone know of decent private loan options?
    When I was doing some research online, I found that Wells Fargo interest rates were lower, but are variable. I contacted the Financial Aid office at my school and decided to go with GradPLUS since...
    Aug 19, '11
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  9. What to review during my leisure time.
    I would recommend a CCRN Review book. It will be useful for when you're working in the ICU, and if you take the exam later it's a big plus on your application to CRNA school. If you're looking for an...
    Aug 9, '11
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  10. Anyone know of decent private loan options?
    I am also in the process of trying to find more info on taking out a private loan. I didn't want to use the GradPLUS loan, and so far I'm looking into Wells Fargo as a good option. I haven't applied...
    Aug 8, '11
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  11. Work's reaction when you mention CRNA school
    Hey everyone! I just wanted to see what reaction others have got after they told their manager or co-workers they are pursuing or leaving for anesthesia/CRNA school?? On my ICU unit, once its out...
    Aug 5, '11
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  12. How many of you CRNA's have your CCRN?
    I am also a SRNA and was CCRN Certified prior to applying for CRNA school. I definitely recommend obtaining your CCRN Certification, this can help increases your chances of acceptance. From what I...
    Aug 3, '11
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  13. should nursing school more students and not have a cut off requirment
    When I was in nursing school I remember our Dean told us the reason why they have a cut off requirement and cannot let more students in the program also has to do with clinical placement for students...
    Aug 3, '11
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  14. First year syllabus request. :D
    Congrats on your acceptance! If you decide to go to UPenn, I would recommend taking their MSN core classes (pharmacology, pathophysiology) since you have a year before you start CRNA school. I did...
    Aug 3, '11
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  15. RN license in more than one state? NCLEX in New York applicable to any state?
    You'll only need to take the NCLEX exam once as long as you pass. You can have your RN license in more than 1 state, this is called transferring your license or endorsement. In your example- You can...
    Jul 28, '11
    Forum: California Nursing
  16. Just Curious To Know
    I also agree with the comments above, I have never heard of a CRNA program that can be completed on a part-time basis. All the CRNA programs I searched were a full-time requirement and you had to...
    Jul 28, '11
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  17. Trying to become a CRNA
    My best advice for you is to enter a Bachelor of Science Nursing (BSN) Program after high-school. Most BSN programs will take 4 years to complete. There are many located all over the country- some at...
    Jul 28, '11
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  18. Typical ... or even actual... book list.
    http://nurseanesthetist.org/anesthesia-library/ I found this website online and it provides a good list of books that are used or recommended for CRNA programs.
    Jul 24, '11
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  19. OR nurse looking to transfer to ICU
    It will probably be easier to transfer to the ICU at the same hospital you currently work at. Most ICU job openings usually look for RNs with prior ICU experience. The ICU manager will probably want...
    Jul 23, '11
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  20. For those of you who are already in CRNA school..
    Other than the CCRN, GRE, and taking a graduate class- you should also shadow a CRNA. This looks really good on your resume and personal goal statement/cover letter. CRNA admission panels really like...
    Jul 23, '11
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  21. orientation for fresh hearts
    Hi Tachy, The CV-ICU unit that I work at also gives RN (with prior nursing experience) about 3 months of orientation. I am also a preceptor and the orientee recovers fresh post-ops in the last few...
    Jul 22, '11
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  22. PASS CCRN
    Hi avillam2, I think I scored somewhere around 65-70% on the AACN Practice Exam as well, so you should still be okay. I'm sure you prepared yourself well for this exam, just remember to not panic...
    Jul 20, '11
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  23. Possible Job in the ICU as a NEW GRAD
    I started as a new graduate RN straight to the ICU after school. It was a very shocking but exciting experience in the the beginning, and I'm glad I made the decision to start my career there. It...
    Jul 19, '11
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  24. PASS CCRN
    I also used the PASS CCRN CD for practice questions and passed the CCRN exam this year. I was scoring the same as you on the practice exams and felt these questions were similar to the real questions...
    Jul 19, '11
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  25. CICU vs CT stepdown to CTICU - which is best PLEASE help
    I also agree with starting in the CICU since you'll get exposure to the critical-care environment. The time you spend there will also count towards your ICU experience (which is required), and the CT...
    Jul 13, '11
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist


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